Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies. The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BrightFocus Foundation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 246,341
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 14,850
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BrightFocus Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 246,341
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 14,850
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environmental Grantmakers Association NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,500
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doing Good Together MN Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 112,389
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. CO Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BrightFocus Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 246,341
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
California Federation of Womens Clubs United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 14,850
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Stage Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 353,441

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13110 records found.